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GodsOwn Brewery: a Patch of Paradise

GodsOwn Brewery: a Patch of Paradise

New Zealand’s best brewery? How do you even rate that — and what is the criteria? Is it the brewery with the most modern equipment? Is it the brewery with the widest range of beers? Is it the brewery that wins the most awards in competitions? Is it the brewery with...

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Legalised Bootlegging

Legalised Bootlegging

Think Chernobyl meets beer and you’ll get a bit of an idea of what greets you when you round the corner and see the Bootleg Brewery taproom for the first time.

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Mountain Dues: A Beer Trip to New Plymouth

Mountain Dues: A Beer Trip to New Plymouth

While living in the craft beer capital of New Zealand, I don’t have to go far to get a healthy beer experience. From my place of work in Wellington, there’s Garage Project, Whistling Sisters, Choice Bros, Heyday, Fork & Brewer, Mean Doses, and Fortune Favours all...

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Know Alibi

Know Alibi

After discovering Alibi Brewing in a pint glass at 16TUN on Auckland’s waterfront on a thirsty Friday afternoon I was on a mission to find the source of the creamy golden haze that I could not get enough of. The following week I grabbed my AT Hop Card and boarded the...

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Lime zest the flavour of Marchfest

Lime zest the flavour of Marchfest

Lime is the flavour note for Marchfest – the annual Nelson festival held during hop harvest. The festival, under new ownership this year, will be held at the historic Founders Park on Saturday, March 20 and is one of those events you have to put on your bucket list....

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Hop aboard an E-bike beer tour

Hop aboard an E-bike beer tour

Two on-trend pastimes come together perfectly in Nelson this summer with the country’s first multi-day electric bike beer tour. The idea of cycling around vineyards has a certain romantic quality but really, it’s way more fun to do that sort of thing with a brewery,...

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